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  • New to Dreamstime

    by Phopic | 16th of December, 2014

    I am a newbie to Dreamstime. It needs experience and perseverance to have your photos accepted and/sell online   I know someday I'd look behind and smile... See Article
  • MY microstock story

    by Amir_kaljikovic | 9th of December, 2014

      Hi! After reading some of the blogs here I want to tell you my microstock story, about exploding to 2000€/month then zero microstock income and finally restarting the microstock business again.   My name is Amir and I am part of the microstock business since... More
  • Thoughts about the DT Keymaster option

    by Ribe | 25th of October, 2014

    These are my very personal thoughts and experiences about DT's option to have images re-keyworded for the fee of $ 0,60 per image. Is this worth it or not ? Well, let's agree on that even the "greatest image at all" will not sell if no one notice it. Once a image passed... More
  • One Hundred Sales

    by Clewisleake | 17th of September, 2014

    [previmg]0,400,0,150_41075746[/previmg] Hit 100 sales with this image, from sale number 1 to 100 it took almost exactly four months, selling on Dreamstime is slow but I'm now convinced I'll probably sell every image in my portfolio, it's just a matter of how long it will... More
  • Get Busy Living - Life Sells !!!

    by Lifeontheside | 2nd of September, 2014

              I am asked these questions so often : So what are stock photos? What should I be shooting? What is most popular? What are designers looking for? What photos sell the best? Does it sound familiar, or maybe you too are asking the same questions. I... More
  • A Newbie's Comprehensive Guide: From Camera's to what Sells

    by Clewisleake | 12th of August, 2014

    Pictured in this article is my 700th accepted image and represents one heck of a journey, one year ago I started my adventure on Dreamstime with lofty goals and high expectations, but there was one problem I had no idea what I was doing and really had no one to ask and... More
  • Popularity of food images

    by Chuckplace | 10th of December, 2013

    Within the past few weeks we have uploaded food images that are selling extremely well! We appreciate DT's simplicity in uploading images and obviously their presence in the image market. Thanks, Dreamtime! See Article
  • Fastest sale I ever had

    by Thorken | 9th of December, 2013

    Today I had fastest sale ever. This photo was approved at 2nd of December 2013 and was soled after 1 week. It´s "just" subscription but I´m glad for so quick selling. Thanks to the buyer. See Article
  • $1000 milestone :-)

    by Thorken | 12th of November, 2013

    Today I have reached the $1000 milestone. This year is really great for my photography. I have got five new models, wonderful day sellings and lots of photos accepted. (With this photo I reached the milestone.) More
  • The dream to be a photographer at Dreamstime

    by New9kong | 30th of October, 2013

    I was one of the dreams I have a lot of money, but to live independently. Travel to various locations on the web and I came across this web Dreamstime sale then I try to send a photo of what I'm into. More difficult it is to pass, but I do not discourage it. I will continue... More
  • Surprisingly successful photos

    by Thorken | 6th of October, 2013

    There are some photos that are surprising me with their success. First two I was not sure to send them to Dreamstime - and they already have been soled for two times. And most - the second one, whenever it is quite new, is now the photo with highest income. Also this photo... More
  • Stock from the end of the world

    by Ilmoro100 | 1st of October, 2013

    If I reflect on my, still young, experience in the world of microstock, the first word that comes to mind is "confrontation." I think it's the most important part of the challenge that everyone who comes into this world is facing. Photographers all over the world converge... More
  • Great day selling

    by Thorken | 23rd of September, 2013

    Yesterday was my best selling day. I have soled three photos and earned more than 20 USD. See Article
  • Review of What Sells in My Portfolio

    by Sml | 27th of August, 2013

    After reviewing my dreamstime portfolio, I have been very pleased with my progress since October of 2012. I now have 42 sales and only 7 dollars away from my first $100.00 dollars. Yes! I have uploaded a variety of 180 images ranging from birds, landscape, cars, flowers,... More
  • Wow ! 200+ images online

    by Hellen8 | 26th of July, 2013

    I finally reached the milestone of 200 images online. What next ? My next goal is to reach at least 500 images online. My beginnings were difficult, but I knew that... More
  • 3 years with Dreamstime

    by Mangroove | 22nd of January, 2013

    Hello Dreamstimers It’s about time that I write another little blog :) This time it’s because I am 3 years old. When I look now at my portfolio I see that don’t have much pictures online, comparing to others. I’m not a full time photographer, so... More
  • My first blog

    by Fainastock02 | 25th of November, 2012

    Hii alll, This is my first blog. I'm registered on Dreamstime for quite a while now. However the first years I wasn't so serious into photography. Now however, its becoming more and more fun and interesting to see the images uploaded getting sold to other buyers who are... More
  • What I learned selling stock images online

    by Peanutroaster | 2nd of November, 2012

    I've been selling stock images online for about a year and a half now. I started out as a complete novice and have grown to the point that I consider myself somewhat of a pro. But I'm always learning and improving! The learning curve in selling stock online is steep... More
  • My first 100$!

    by Dark3y3s | 21st of September, 2012

    I have finally reached my first 100$ today, after more than 2 years contributing to DT agency :) Although somewhere along the way I lost my hope for this thing to happen, when I saw today that I achieved it I felt really happy and raised my hopes and expectations back high.... More
  • Waiting for Sales

    by Peanutroaster | 16th of August, 2012

    One of the mistakes newbies make (I know because I was once one myself), is thinking that they have the greatest stock photograph ever, upload it, sit back and wait for the sales to pour in. Its like waiting for the phone to ring to tell you that you've won a contest.... More

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